Austin Ranks as Fourth Fastest-Growing Metro Area According to U.S. Census

Scenic view of Lake Travis with wildflowers and walking path.

If it seems like more people are moving to Austin and Central Texas everyday, that sentiment was confirmed by the recent release of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 1-Year American Community Survey, which tracks demographic changes year-to-year for places with more than 65,000 residents.

While Austin was not the fastest-growing metro area in Texas in 2014 (that honor goes to Midland), the city did add over 60,000 new residents, or an average of 165 new Austin-area residents each day including babies born here.

Williamson County was the 10th-fastest growing county in the U.S., adding over 18,000 new residents in 2014.

Overall, Texas added over 508,000 residents, tying with the District of Columbia for the second-fastest growing U.S. state or territory. Only North Dakota grew at a faster rate.

To read the Austin Business Journal’s recap of the 1-Year American Community Survey, and to review the results from other cities, counties, town and states, visit here.

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